Request Old Town Build Date

Walter Hauck

LOVES Wooden Canoes
I am requesting a build date for a 16' Old Town with a stem number of
129371-16. It was purchased recently by a friend and I told him I would get a date for it.
The Old Town canoe with serial number 129371 is a 16 foot long, CS (Common Sense) grade, Yankee model with open spruce gunwales and a keel. It was built between February and May, 1940. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It was shipped on May 22nd, 1940 to Auburn, Mass. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

These scans were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at if you want more details. I hope that you will join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to renew.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if these descriptions don't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions. Good luck,



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